Flights from Stanley to Weddell Island
Flights to Weddell Island are subject to weather conditions and take just over an hour each way and cost approximately £300* return for non-resident visitors to the Falklands.
The Falkland Island Government Air Service (FIGAS) is an essential part of the Falklands transport infrastructure and part of Falklands’ life. The FIGAS fleet consists of five twin-engine Britten-Norman Islanders, one of which is a dedicated Maritime Patrol aircraft. Flying is increasingly seasonal with ground based tourists and local passengers making up most of the traffic. Round Robin flights, freight, fishery zone surveillance patrols, commercial charter operations and scenic flights compliment the main passenger activity.
*Subject to change
Falkland Islands Government Air Service (FIGAS),
Reservations: +500 27219
Flights to The Falklands
The Falkland Islands are serviced by two flight routes that provide regular and convenient access to the Islands. The international airport is based at Mount Pleasant Military Complex, approximately 37 miles from Stanley – the capital city of the Falklands.
LATAM airlines (South-American based)
LATAM flies from Chile to the Falklands every Saturday morning, departing from Santiago and flying via the southern Chilean city of Punta Arenas. Once a month the flight also stops in Rio Gallegos (Argentina) in both directions. Depending on international connections, it is usually necessary to spend a night in Chile (in Santiago or Punta Arenas) on both south-bound and north-bound flights.
LATAM flies from Brazil every Wednesday, departing Sao Paolo. On the second Wednesday of each month passengers can board the flight at Cordoba in Argentina. On the third Wednesday of each month passengers can disembark in Cordoba
LATAM connects with international carriers in Europe, North America, Australasia, and Africa. Click here for more information about LATAM services.
For the latest information on fares and itineraries contact approved LAN agents:
International Tours & Travel
MoD Airbridge flights (UK-based)
The Ministry of Defence operates non-commercial flights from the United Kingdom. Flights fly south from the RAF base at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire and north from the Mount Pleasant base in the Falklands. Flight time is approximately 20 hours, including a refuelling stop on Ascension Island at the mid-way point (where visitors can stop-over should they choose). Currently flights leave the UK on Sundays and Wednesdays, arriving in the Islands Mondays and Thursdays for Tuesdays / Fridays departures.
For the latest information on fares and schedules contact:
FIC Travel Department
- +500 27633
Falkland Islands Government London Office
- +44 207 222 2542 (London)
There are four local travel agents in the Falklands who can help arrange a complete Falklands itinerary: